Surprisingly Fantastic

Well good morning! How’s everyone doing on this fine Wednesday morning? Good? Super. Then let’s move one – I’ve got lots to share!

Last night, Jay and I had our friends Joe & Kate over. It had been FAR too long, so it was really great to spend the evening with them. For dinner, we had a pretty decent spread…

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Kate brought a salad (still workin’ on those veggies)

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I made Healthy Baked Chicken Parm, which turned out great. I only had 3 chicken breasts on hand, so I pounded them out and cut each in half. It ended up being more than enough, since everyone only had one half.

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To accompany our chicken, I also cooked up some fettuccine, spaghetti squash, my homemade sauce & meatballs, and some “healthier” garlic bread.

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I say healthier because rather than buy the store-bought one that’s already loaded with butter, I bought a fresh loaf, and Jay and I took care of the toppings on our own. A little olive oil, garlic, spray butter, seasoning, and parmesan cheese, and we were good to go. Delicious AND a whole lot better than the butter-laden one!

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Since we’re super classy, we broke out the TV trays and ate dinner in the living room by the Christmas tree.

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I loaded up on some salad, chicken, spaghetti squash, a meatball, and some garlic bread.

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I didn’t realize it was almost 8:00pm by the time we ate, so I was a little more than starving. I devoured my whole plate, no problem-o.

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For dessert, I put out a plate of the last of our Christmas cookies and fudge. I ended up snagging a few goodies from it – I just couldn’t help it. I need these things GONE!

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Definitely a great evening, and a great dinner with great friends. Smile

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Breakfast

I was thinking ahead last night and already knew that I wanted some voluminous oats for today. So I prepped a bit then, and finished ‘em up this morning.

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Today’s batch was awesome. I prepared my usual oats base (1/3 cup Coach’s Oats, almond milk, water, 1/2 mashed banana, chia seeds, cinnamon) along with some fresh blueberries mixed throughout and on top. A little Love Grown Foods granola sealed the deal.

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Today’s coffee was surprisingly fantastic. I say surprisingly because it was Folgers brand. We haven’t bought this brand in years because we thought it was disgusting but ended up acquiring a can of their French Roast and figured we should use it up.

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I don’t know…we must have been making it wrong before because this stuff is great – and cheaper. I’ll take it! Winking smile

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Alrighty folks, I’ve got my long day of work ahead of me today and I still have a mess of a head of hair to attempt to do something with, so I gotta scoot!

Questions for the Morning:

WOULD YOU RATHER (YES – I’m bringin’ it back today!)…

  • Have curly hair –OR- pin-straight hair?
  • Pay to get a massage –OR – pay to get a facial?
  • Pay top dollar for good coffee –OR- good shampoo?

Giveaway Week–Day 3

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!**

Welcome to Day 3 of Giveaway Week!

Just jumping on the Giveaway bandwagon? Be sure to check out this week’s previous goodies:

Alright, so you may have caught on this morning, but today’s giveaway is one that I am really, really excited about.
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As you guys know, I’m a FitFluential Ambassador and have been working a bit with GNC. Well last week, I ended up getting an email saying that they had an abundance of chia seeds from  The Chia Co. and that, since they knew I was a fan of them, they were going to be sending me a shipment. Whatever I decided to do with them from there was up to me. I thought, “okay, this is pretty awesome.”

Then, I received the shipment and opened up the box…

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Holy chia seeds!

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So the cool thing about TheChiaCo. is that the raw material is sourced directly from Australia.  Australia’s raw material and nutrition standards are much higher than they are here in the US.  The product is actually tested by a third party company to ensure safety, purity, etc., and they come in both white and black varieties. These chia seeds are ONLY available at GNC.com.

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This particular brand of chia also contains more fiber, omega3, and protein than I’ve seen in other brands; plus they’re gluten free! I’ve been eating them like crazy in oatmeal, on English muffins, on top of rice cakes, and even in my water.

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But enough about me…let’s get to that giveaway! As much as I love my chia seeds, I am obviously in possession of WAY more chia seeds than I can eat in a lifetime right now, so why not share the wealth a bit, right? :)

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Lucky for you guys, there’s going to be more than one winner for today’s giveaway:

Each winner will receive three bags of chia seeds + a chia tank top!

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To Enter:

  1. (Mandatory) Leave a comment on this post telling me how you’d like to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.
  2. (Optional) Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter and leave a comment telling me that you did. – “It’s Day 3 of @SweetToothCourt’s Giveaway Week. Check and see what she’s got today! – http://wp.me/p1g6nA-7Da”
  3. (Optional) Share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment telling me that you did.

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!**

This giveaway is coming directly from me and is not affiliated with The Chia Co., GNC, or FitFluential.